May 22, 2023Attention Rising 6th Graders!!!It was really great getting to see all of you at your elementary schools! Both Mr. Brotherton and Ms. Evans have been very complimentary of you and I can see why- you were very attentive and asked great questions. I'm excited for you to become GFMS Blue Demons in August!You now have the opportunity to register for Band and learn how to play a musical instrument for your 6th grade year! You can find the registration form below or on the GFMS website. Registration will close on Friday, May 26 so make sure you don't miss it!The "Instrument Test Drive" will be Tuesday, May 23 at South Caldwell High School from 5-7pm. This is a floating event, so you can show up at time within the 5-7pm window. Here is your chance to tryout the instruments to see which works best for you! This is also where you will select your top 3 choices of instruments to play.Click on the 3 links below for more information:------------------------------
------------------------------ ------------------------------ ----------------Instrument Demonstration Videos from the US Army Band!Flute - https://youtu.be/DCcOHJJ8mDc
Clarinet - https://youtu.be/FBZtjN02W9A
Trumpet - https://youtu.be/9_rwQKjl8Ak
Trombone - https://youtu.be/yjmsdjZU1bQ
Mallets - https://youtu.be/C2rH44hsAwg
Monday, March 6
GFMS Band Important Dates - March 6th - Spring Break
Tue 3/7 - Jazz Band 3:00-4:00
Wed 3/8 - After School Pass-offs 2:50 - 3:30 (6th Grade)
Thu 3/9 - MPA “Preview” Concert at SCHS (7th and 8th Grade)
Tue 3/14 - Jazz Band 3:00-4:00
Wed 3/15 - After School Pass-offs 2:50 - 3:30 (6th Grade)
Thu 3/16 - Deadline for MPA Music to be passed-off (7th and 8th Grade)
- Carowinds money due - $50 or $10 w/ season pass (8th Grade)
- Jazz Band 3:00-4:00
Tue 3/28 - Jazz Band 3:00-4:00
Thu 3/30 - MPA Performance at LRU - 7th Grade 9:10, 8th Grade 11:00
Fri 3/31 - Solo and Ensemble MPA Deadline - $3
Tue 4/4 - Jazz Band 3:00-4:00
Wed 4/5 - After School Pass-offs 2:50 - 3:30 (6th Grade)
Thur 4/6 - Carowinds (8th Grade)
December 13, 2022
GFMS Winter Band Concert tonight at SCHS. Sixth Graders should be on stage at 5:40 (6:00 concert). Seventh and Eighth Graders should be in the band room at 6:45 (7:15 concert). Dress is black and white. If you need elevator assistance, please park the school office entrance at Spartan Drive. Everyone else should park in the stadium parking lot. $3 suggested donation. Cash/check only.
September 27, 2022
Due to the change in date for the high school football game, 8th Grade Band Night at SCHS has been postponed. I will let you know when it is rescheduled. Reminder that we do have a Fall Concert next Thursday at SCHS (10/6).
August 31, 2022
There is an error with the green Calendar of Events that was sent home with your child. The Winter Concert is TUESDAY December 13 at SCHS.
August 24, 2022
Good afternoon! I want to welcome everyone back to school and back to Granite Falls Middle School. Below are a few things that you need to know.
*Students will NOT need to bring their instruments to school on the first day of school.
*6th Graders will not need their instruments until Sept. 6.*6th and 7th graders will be using Standard of Excellence Book 1 to start the year. If you have lost yours, you need to get a new one. The Chapman Instrument Repair has them in stock. 8th graders will not be using a method book.*The calendar has been updated on this website.